a scary amount of homophobia showing up on mastodon :( this sucks
@calebccff Mastodon had to deal with worse before cough Gab cough and survived it very well so while it's obviously not great I am not to worried. I actually have a lot of confidence in the Federated moderation concept and would probably go as far as saying it's the only truly working one for bigger scale platforms.
@calebccff Some places are filled with crazy people, but here it's usually pretty good (here = fosstodon) I've had to mute some instances/people for just generally being dicks though.
Yesterday I read a very reasonable post apperaring on my TL about the way most schools destroy the kids's creativity that's why they can't hack anymore, so I opened the full thread (which also started reasonably) and then it was full of incredibly racist posts ("n..g..s are everywhere now they make the IQ average plunge").
Wasn't ready for that !
(most of these were from poa.st an instance I wasn't aware of)
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